We’ve seen the power of Facebook and Twitter to rally people for a cause, even if it is only to create an alternative Christmas number one. Imagine if all the people on social networks shared a common view and declared themselves a virtual country.
This is the concept behind 8TH WONDERLAND, when a group of likeminded people decide to pool their collective energy and put it to use in the real world, starting with pranks such as putting condom machines in Catholic churches, before resorting to serious political activism in order to change the world.
It is an example of international democracy that transcends borders and, like all ideals, works perfectly until someone decides to make himself leader.
Between Facebook and Danny Wallace’s HOW TO START YOUR OWN COUNTRY, 8TH WONDERLAND is not beyond the realms of possibility, and the movie not only addresses this and some serious issues, it also entertains in a multitude of languages without resorting to stereotypes.
A remarkable and genuinely entertaining film. Sign up as a citizen at www.8thwonderland.com
We are delighted to have both directors with us for a post-screening Q&A.